11 Songs, 45 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Eclectic Tastes 2006 ,

Great album that you've probably never heard of...

...in fact, I'd be surprised to find anyone reading this review. But, still, here it is. A great, catchy, punk-inspired, hard rocking album from a Brooklyn-based radical group of (mostly) transgendered jewish musicians. Although they seem to get some press because of their unique niche, the bottom line is that the music and lyrics are solid and hard-hitting. I recommend listening to the third track, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow. If you like that track, you'll likely enjoy the entire album. If you don't like that track, you'll probably feel similarly about the entire thing. For me, I heard a small snippet of the Shondes' music as background in an otherwise unrelated NPR story and was so taken with it that I spent a good deal of time tracking down the band and buying the disc. Few bands motivate that in me and I was not disappointed with the music (although I will admit that the band and I part ways on Israeli politics). Finally, in case you don't know, a "Shonde" means a "disgrace." Clearly, growing up as transgendered orthodox jews can lead to some "issues." But, as is often the case, the listener gets to benefit from the artists' suffering. I hope we hear a lot more from this band -
they're a real talent.

dj t-rex ,

check this out, for real.

The Shondes easily exceed genre audiences, combining riot grrrl, punk rock, classical, and traditional jewish music. The sound is dynamic, fun, and beautiful. The Red Sea has direct, emotional lyrics that speak to imperative and substantive politics. Musically and lyrically, a refreshing and important band I hope to see a lot more of in the future.

violetvier ,


This is an amazing album for anyone remotely into chick punk. The lyrics are awesome and the guitars and vocals rock! I highly reccomend this, I promise you will listen to it for weeks!

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